Interstate State Park

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Interstate State Park is located in the Heartland region of Minnesota near Taylors Falls.

Interstate State Park

How to Get to Interstate State Park: The park is located on Highway 8 about 1 mile south of Taylors Falls.

Park Highlights:

  • This second oldest of Minnesota's state parks is one of the most visited, and is located on the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each state's DNR oversees operations of their side of the park.
  • The "Dalles of the St. Croix," or river rapids surrounded by high bluffs, are one of several unique highlights here.

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Interstate State Park

Interstate's Natural Attractions: The park geology of ancient lava flows produced more than 200 intriguing "potholes." One is at least 60 feet deep. Geologists from around the world come here to see these unusual formations. The St. Croix River that cuts through the park provides both scenic vistas and opportunity for recreation.

Things to Do in Interstate State Park: Hike the wheelchair accessible Pothole Trail and stop in at the Visitor Center to learn how these captivating formations were created. Climb the cliffs and hike the more than five miles of river bluff trails; watch the kayakers below. This is also one of Minnesota's most popular destinations for rock climbers.

Bring your own kayak or canoe, and get out on the river. Take a river cruise on the excursion boat. This is a "must do" for us in autumn. Seasonal naturalist programs are available. Picnic areas are available near the river and include two shelters.

Interstate State Park Camping

Camping in Interstate State Park: The campground has 37 drive-in campsites for tents and RVs; 22 have electric hookups. Four group sites are located along the river; each accommodates up to 25 people. Picnic tables, fire rings, fresh water, showers, flush and vault toilets, and a dump station are available.

More Attractions in This Region: Visit Taylors Falls. Perched on a bluff above town is the historic Angel's Hill District, featuring white Greek Revival homes built in the mid-1800s. You can also see Minnesota's oldest schoolhouse, second oldest church, and Folsom house built by a regional lumber baron.

Tour Franconia Sculpture Garden outside Taylors Falls. Visit nearby Wild Mountain Water Park & Recreation Area, where you can also rent canoes and kayaks.

Enjoy a Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tour

Stop in at the Wild Mountain Winery

Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Wild River State Park > William O'Brien State Park > Afton State Park


Contact

307 Milltown Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Phone: 651-465-5711
Email: interstate.statepark@state.mn.us

Related Pages:

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Minnesota National Parks and Forests

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